I would like to explore different narratives within the work, pairing of the current images to create groups of information. I would also like to explore with these groups way to tell the narrative. Should it be chronological with how you would walk traditionally, or the direction we walked, or if there is any other lines to follow? I also want to use both the edited black and white photographs alongside minimally edited photographs because there are ones which I prefer over others. I feel using both ties the present to the past well.
Langholm - Broomholmshields
When we met at the round house I introduced the ideas I was exploring to my guide. We discussed these until I had answered all his questions. There was a moment of silence and he began to spontaneously recite the proclamation of the Langholm Town Fair, with a twist
Where horses traditionally stop on Castle Craigs Ride Out.
Try and say Perterburn without rolling your r's. My guides words where "gotta roll your rs like the Spanish arrrrrrrriiiiibbbaaaa" or have the most scottish accent to say it was also the observation
Whita Hill Moor
Whilst sitting on a bench on the way home overlooking the town, I heard the humming of the local balad a "There's a Wee Bit Toon" coming from next to me. We both sang the chorus together.
There was various themes I stated I would like to explore within this photography series. Post shooting I would like to analyse the photographs thematically so the best narrative can be put forwards when published.
What I said;
I feel like the variation of landscape and the people of Langholms relation to this walk through its ties to common riding could allow me to explore multiple themes such as
I would like to shoot with these in mind when walking the walk as a whole and fill any potential gaps in this by revisiting sections of the walk I think as subjects could be explored more with regards to narratives and themes communicated through work.
I obviously would still like to work with these themes and curate images that when paired together tell these stories. I feel like there is great potential here though.